First drive review: Mini John Cooper Works Countryman

James Batchelor
First drive review: Mini John Cooper Works Countryman
First drive review: Mini John Cooper Works Countryman

This new Mini John Cooper Works Countryman is the first all-wheel-drive model to wear the JCW badge. But has Mini pulled another masterstroke? AOL Cars drove one from Lisbon to the UK to find out.

What is it?

It's the spiciest Mini Countryman around and the sixth model in the John Cooper Works (JCW) range. More importantly though, with its racy styling, potent performance, five-door practicality and raised ride height, if offers an interesting alternative to the hot hatch mainstream.